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Robots might not build your next iPhone after all

You might recall a story we ran a while back discussing the prospect of robots putting together your next iPhone. Well, it seems that day might be a little further away than previously anticipated as robots deployed by Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn prove less successful than expected. According to Chinese economic website Jienam (via G for…

The TiP Weekly: iOS 8.2, WatchKit, Ollie Giveaway, and more…

It’s Saturday and that can only mean one thing — it’s time for The TiP Weekly! Tech moves fast and it can be hard to keep up with all of the developments in the mobile industry — especially when Apple is concerned! So, every Saturday, we bring you all of the important stories from the week in Apple tech in an easy to digest format. Think of…

Foxconn building $2.6 billion display plant exclusively for Apple

Apple supplier Foxconn is set to spend $2.6 billion on a new plant that will produce displays exclusively for the Cupertino company, reports Bloomberg. Foxconn Technology Group will invest the amount, equivalent to NT$80 billion, on the new facility over the next two years after an “urgent” request from its client. Equipment installation will commence…

Foxconn iPhone 6 renderings detail dimensions, weight, and more

New renderings allegedly from iPhone manufacture Foxconn claim to detail the iPhone 6 4.7″ and 5.5″ models dimensions and weight. The renderings, found by French site iGen, also seem to confirm the raised camera that we’ve seen in previous reports. The photos detail the two device models as N61 for the 4.7″ model and N56 for the 5.5″. For the N61,…

Robots to build your next iPhone

Foxconn is preparing to enhance its assembly process with a new line of robots, according to the iPhone manufacturer’s president and CEO Terry Gou. Dubbed “Foxbots”, the new robots are in the final stages of testing and could be deployed in at least one major Foxconn factory in the near future, with lines dedicated to the production of Apple devices getting…

Foxconn reports a 13% rise in profits

Foxconn, the manufacturer responsible for the production of most of Apple’s iPad and iPhones, has reported a swift 13 per cent rise in net profit to 106.7B new Taiwan dollars (US$3.5B). The report comes from the WSJ, with the rise in profit following record iPhone and iPad sales, despite the number of people using competing Android smartphones and…

Apple publishes supplier responsibility report, provided 280,000 workers with free education and development courses

A few years ago, Apple came under attack for worker conditions in China, specifically at the Foxconn assembly factories. Workers’ conditions were poor, many were working over 60 hours per week for little return, others were jumping off the buildings to commit suicide. It got so bad that the company started installing “suicide nets” to catch anyone…

Apple supplier Foxconn to invest $1 billion in Indonesia

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturer of Apple’s iPhones, has signed a letter of intent to invest $US1 billion in Indonesia. The $1 billion investment will be completed within the next three to five years in areas ranging from R&D, electronics software design and Internet business to manufacturing and assembly of electronic products. Jakarta…